State Authorizations

Approved in All 50 States


Luther Rice College & Seminary has been approved by Georgia to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity AgreementsNC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. 


Student complaints should be addressed to the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, 2100 East Exchange Place, Suite 2013, Tucker, GA 30084-5313, (770)414-3300.  To file comments or grievances visit


Information regarding the institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399, (888)224-6684.  To file comments or grievances visit


Luther Rice College & Seminary is registered  with the Iowa Student Aid Commission. The contact information is as follows:
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Phone (877) 272-4456
Online Student Complaint Form:



The Bachelor of Arts in Religion program is registered in the State of Maryland.  The remainder of the degree programs (M.A., M.Div., and D.Min.) are exempt from registration in Maryland due to the ministry nature of the programs.

For students living in Maryland, the Student Complaint Process is as follows:

  1. A student must first exhaust the complaint/grievance procedures described on pages 47-48 of the Luther Rice Catalog.
  2. A complaint concerning compliance with the standards of accreditation shall be submitted to the accrediting agency as stated above.
  3. A complaint pertaining to potential violations of consumer protection shall be submitted to:

Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone: 410-528-8662 or 1-888-743-0823 (Toll Free)

The complaints are subject to investigation by the Attorney General or the Maryland Commission on Higher Education.

North Carolina

Degree program(s) of study offered by Luther Rice College & Seminary have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes (G.S.) 116-15(d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education...Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.


A complaint pertaining to potential violations of consumer protection shall be submitted to:

State of Utah
Department of Commerce
Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704

Authorized or Exempt from individual authorization in the following states:

 Alabama  Nebraska
 Alaska  Nevada
 Arkansas  New Hampshire
 Arizona  New Jersey
 California  New Mexico
 Colorado  New York
 Connecticut  North Dakota
 Delaware  Ohio
 District of Columbia  Oklahoma
 Hawaii  Oregon
 Idaho  Pennsylvania
 Illinois  Rhode Island
 Indiana  South Carolina
 Iowa  South Dakota
 Kansas  Tennessee
 Kentucky  Texas
 Louisiana  Utah
 Maine  Vermont
 Massachusetts  Virginia
 Michigan  Washington
 Minnesota  West Virginia
 Mississippi  Wisconsin
 Missouri  Wyoming